B. Progress and Accomplishments;
o Regarding the first objective listed above, there was a 5.3% decrease in
the number of SEA awards made between FY 1983 and 1984. The reason for the
decrease is because four States that received awards in FY 83 in the areas
of race and/or national origin did not meet the program's criteria in FY
o Each DAC included in its new application package a strategy to meet the
objective of strengthening cooperation between the DACs and SEAs.
C. Cost, Benefits, and Effectiveness
Grants Awarded: The following table presents data on Fiscal Year 1984 Title IV
In Fiscal Year 1984, 146 awards were made. Of these, 106 were to SEAs and
40 were to DACs. Approximately $14 million was used for grants to SEAs and
$10 million for grants to DACs. Because of litigation in the case United
States of America v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, the Title~T?
program received $3.1 million of the FY 1984 funds and $20.9 million of the
FY 1985 funds to support FY 1984 desegregation activities. At such time as
the Federal District Court releases the frozen FY 1984 funds, accounting
adjustments will be made so that the 1985 Title IV awards can be made.
>es. of Assistance; SEAs and DACs provided technical assistance in areas
ating to desegregation on the basis of race, sex, and national origin such
as assisting in the preparation and adoption of race desegregation plans, in
the development of programs to Increase understanding of public school personnel
concerning the problems of sex bias, and in the development of instructional
programs for students whose dominant language is not English.
D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation
The Department will continue to emphasize capacity-building within SEAs.Department lacks good information on how or whether LEAs are